Radeon 9800AGP and S3 Trio 32/64 PCI multi-monitor setup

By fitzy75
Dec 11, 2005
  1. I am trying to setup a multi-monitor configuration using an ATI Radeon 9800Pro All-in-Wonder AGP card and a S3 Trio 32/64 PCI card.

    btw im using Windows XP pro.

    When i put the PCI card in and switch on the Pc, the defalt card is the radeon AGP (always has been, that's how I want it to be) when I look in device manager it says for the S3 pci card "Code 10. this device cannot start". I have tried updating drivers for both cards but I still don't get anywhere.

    One thing I have found out is that if l so into BIOS and change "Init Display First'' from AGP to PCI, and then boot into windows i can go into display properties and both monitors work fine, kind of. The only problem here is, the tv tuner and none of the s-vid or component inputs work, they are not even detected in device manager. One of the main points of me getting multiple monitors is so that I can watch TV on one of them and be doing my work on the other

    I have bought a radeon 9250 pci card on ebay and should be getting it next week, this is to replace the Trio because the Trio has hardly got any memory so I hope that I will be able to get the Trio working, because I don't want to have to wait for the new radeon pci to get here

    If its any use, the monitors I am trying to use are:
    Gateway2000 EV700 17" CRT
    EIZO FlexScan F764-M 21" CRT

    And if my new card supports dual monitors on the same card, I will also add:
    LG Logix LGX 151 15" CRT

    If anyone can help me with this setup I would be greatful.
  2. commander_keen

    commander_keen TS Rookie

    My guess would be that you haven't assigned an IRQ for PCI VGA in the BIOS.

    Good luck.
  3. fitzy75

    fitzy75 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi I haven't been on here for ages thats why I didn't reply sooner.

    But anyway, thanks for your suggestion. It had an IRQ already but I guess it was just the combination of cards that it didn't like. I gave up with that Trio in the end and found a cheap Radeon 9250 on ebay and that worked fine.

    Once again thanks for your reply.
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